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Medical Informatics: Where Life Sciences, Computer Science Converge
Medical Informatics: Where Life Sciences, Computer Science Converge
The best research in medical informatics necessarily draws on many types of training, and, perhaps for this reason, it sometimes goes by slightly different names. "Some of the labs around the country that do similar things to what we do would call their labs biomedical engineering," says Nunzia Giuse, a research assistant professor of medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. "Or they would call it artificial intelligence in medicine. You also find informaticians, people who ha
Is Emergence Of Two Molecular Evolution Societies A Sign Of Progress Or A Journal Publishing Face-Off?
Is Emergence Of Two Molecular Evolution Societies A Sign Of Progress Or A Journal Publishing Face-Off?
Progress Or A Journal Publishing Face-Off? Author: RON KAUFMAN, p.1,6,22.. Early this year, the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution (SMBE) was officially established to provide molecular evolutionary biologists with information about their field. Just two months later, a different group of scientists formed the International Society of Molecular Evolution (ISME) with a similar mission. While both societies claim that the advancement of their discipline was an important motivation for

Notebook

Notebook
Notebook
At its members' meeting on April 13 in Research Triangle Park, N.C., the Association of Biotechnology Companies (ABC) voted unanimously to merge with the Industrial Biotechnology Association (IBA), forming a new group called the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO). The merger becomes official July 1. IBA members had also unanimously endorsed the merger at their meeting in February (Notebook, The Scientist, March 8, 1993, page 4). "I expected a strong vote, but I never expected unanim

Letter

Science Dropouts
Science Dropouts
Author: Robert J. Rutman, p.12 I was amazed to read the news story on the science dropout rate (Franklin Hoke, The Scientist, Jan. 25, 1993, page 1) and find no discussion of the relation to minority and female participation. Yet, as far as the future is concerned, this is the center of gravity of the problem. While the educational pipeline leading to technological careers has never had more than a fraction of the minority and female candidates needed, in recent years this fraction has declined

Research

Citation Study Reveals Moscow As Leader In Research Paper Publishing
Citation Study Reveals Moscow As Leader In Research Paper Publishing
RANK CITY 1991 PAPERS PERCENT CHANGE 1981 TO 1991 1 Moscow 14,541 + 7.3 2 London 14,051 +11.4 3 Boston/Cambridge, Mass. 12,480 +18.4 4 Tokyo 11,582 +41.1 5 New York 8,551 + 6.8 6 Paris 7,964 +11.4 7 Los Angeles 6,601 +13.6 8 Bethesda, Md. 6,233 +13.3 9 Philadelphia 6,183 +19.0 10 Osaka, Japan 5,408 +57.3 11 Washington, D.C. 5,388 + 1.4 12 Chicago 5,174 - 0.9 13 Baltimore 4,933 +44.7 14 Houston 4,911 +27.9 15 San Diego/La Jolla, Calif 4,740 +32.3 16 Stanford/Palo Alto, Calif 4,201 +16.3 17 Seat

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Recession Subtracting Much, Adding Little To Fortunes Of New Math Ph.D's Who Teach
Recession Subtracting Much, Adding Little To Fortunes Of New Math Ph.D's Who Teach
All New Graduates Year Salary 1960 $ 6,500 1965 8,000 1970 11,000 1975 12,800 1980 17,100 1985 25,000 1989 31,000 1990 32,000 1991 33,000 1992 34,000 Men Year Salary 1989 $30,500 1990 32,000 1991 33,000 1992 34,000 Women Year Salary 1989 $31,000 1990 32,500 1991 33,200 1992 34,900 Source: American Mathematical Society/Mathematical Association of America Indeed, Brown's McClure notes that this continues a trend that, two years ago, prompted one former Ph.D. student he knows to accep
Clinical Chemistry Association's President-Elect Aims To Increase Viability Of The Organization; Polykarp Kusch
Clinical Chemistry Association's President-Elect Aims To Increase Viability Of The Organization; Polykarp Kusch
Author: Ron Kaufman, pp.21 Clinical Chemistry Association's President-Elect Aims Washington U. Biologist Takes T Cell Post Obituary - Polykarp Kusch To Increase Viability Of The Organization The new president-elect of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC), Lawrence M. Killingsworth, says he plans to institute a program aimed at ensuring the 10,000-member organization's ongoing strength and viability. Killingsworth, 47, who directs the Clinical Chemistry and Immunology Lab